Le Grand Meaulnes (translated as The Lost Estate in the most recent Penguin classic) was a set text for our A level French and like The Catcher in the Rye it should be read in adolescence.
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Thursday 05 August 2010
For weeks now, life in Moscow has been like living on the set of a Tarkovsky film. We haven't seen blue skies for ages – just various shades of a bright-greyish nightmare. But yesterday was the worst ever. I did not want to get out of bed to face another obnoxiously hot morning. Overnight, the wind blew more smoke in from the blazing forests and moors around the city. The smog settled among the trees and apartment blocks, obstructing the sun and views of distant buildings.
Monday 19 July 2010
Sadly I was only able to make one day of Lovebox this year, but either I picked the best day by far... or the whole festival must have been phenomenal.
She & Him, Fox Theater, Oakland, California <br /> Miike Snow, Music Box, Henry Fonda Theater Los Angeles
Sunday 06 June 2010
Sunday 06 June 2010
Monday 31 May 2010
The bass guitarist Paul Gray was a founder member of Slipknot, one of the scariest-looking, most brutal sounding bands to come out of the US in recent years.
Tuesday 18 May 2010
A man who set fire to a university student dressed as a sheep because he was "trying to get a laugh" was today jailed for five years.
Wednesday 05 May 2010
Sunday 02 May 2010
Kids go free in Dubai
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Tuesday 16 February 2010
Wednesday 27 January 2010
Tuesday 26 January 2010
Thursday 14 January 2010
Three men have been charged with murder following the death of a warehouse manager who was confronted by a gang in Halloween-style masks in Bristol.
Monday 11 January 2010
What are you wearing right now?
My most comfortable jeans, a cashmere V-neck sweater and FitFlops.
Friday 18 December 2009
Wednesday 02 December 2009
The artist Harry Weinberger was born into a well-to-do Jewish family in Berlin. His father, an industrialist, moved the family to Czechoslovakia in 1933 soon after Hitler's accession to power. From the window of his parent's house Harry had seen the Reichstag burn. In 1939, after the Kristallnacht pogrom of early November 1938 and the consequent setting up of the Kindertransport, Harry and his sister Ina caught the final train leaving Czechoslovakia for England. In his 80s Harry was delighted to make contact with Nicholas Winton, its organiser, to whom he felt he owed his life.
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